Sunday, February 5, 2012

Coming Back To The Lord

Jonah was disobedient, rebellious, and selfish.  He had run from the Lord. He had shunned the Lord's command.  He had endangered the lives of those on the ship where he had tried to hide.  Yet even in the middle of his rebellion, God heard his cry and delivered him.  If you are in rebellion, if you are seeking to hide some secret and all-consuming sin, please know the Lord wants to ransom and redeem you! Things won't be easy, but coming back to the Lord means ultimate redemption and deliverance.

[Phil Ware]

Jonah 2:1-2 … Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

Daniel 9:9 … To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

Joel 2:13 … And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Joel 2:32 … And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. ♥